Inside Soap Awards: Emmerdale beats EastEnders to top prize
EastEnders was the big winner at this year’s Inside Soap Awards, taking home five prizes in total.
But it lost out on the night’s top award, best soap, to ITV’s Emmerdale.
Trophies won by EastEnders included best actor for Steve McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell, and best actress for Lacey Turner, the soap’s Stacey Fowler.
Tameka Empson, who is currently competing in Strictly Come Dancing, won funniest female for the fifth time.
EastEnders’ other two awards were for Jacqueline Jossa, who won sexiest female, and best exit for the departure of Peggy Mitchell, played by Dame Barbara Windsor.
The Inside Soap awards, which were held at London’s Hippodrome Casino, are voted for entirely by fans.
Emmerdale’s victory in the biggest category of the night followed the show’s best soap win at the British Soap Awards earlier this year.
The programme took home four trophies at the Inside Soap awards, including best shock twist for the death of Val, played by Charlie Hardwick, and a third consecutive win in the best young actor category for Amelia Flanagan, who plays April Windsor.